When challenge 4 posed the question, “If you could only follow one person on Twitter, who would it be and why?” I really had to think about my decision. I spent a lot of time deliberating. This is definitely the hardest question within the competition.
At first, I thought I would choose to only follow Mashable so I can still know the social media trends although I would have no interaction with anyone on Twitter. However, I realized, I could just visit the website and get that information.
Therefore, I realized I needed to have my one follow be a real person. Yet, this person could not be someone I knew, because I could just text or BBM them to find out, “What’s going on?” So, I knew I had to choose a celebrity.
The celebrity had to be someone I could not get information about in any other source. Thus, @ladygaga and @britneyspears were unfortunately out of the question. Then I thought of my idol, Andy Cohen (@bravoandy); but at the risk of looking like a stalker, I decided to go against that.
So, I decided not to take the celebrity route. But, I still wanted to follow an important person. I used a lot time to think and evaluate (I took this question very seriously). Finally I chose @dens, the creator of @foursquare.
Why? Because he always travels to interesting places and I find his life exciting. I want to see where he will go next. I also want to know what he thinks of the place. Plus, he has unique opinions about different current events, technology and social media with some humor.
Foursquare is starting to become the next Twitter. I enjoy following the development. Since I am Foursquare obsessed, it seemed fitting to follow the creator. I did have the chance to meet and chat with Dennis for a little while at a social media networking event in Boston. He was really chill and gave me button versions of my favorite badges: Super Mayor and Crunk’d.